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England’s theme parks, museums and zoos to reopen in April, as Boris Johnson sets out roadmap to end national lockdown

There’s finally a light at the end of the tunnel for attractions in Britain, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson laying out a roadmap to end restrictions in place at varying degrees for most of the last year




Johnson said that the vaccination programme had ‘dramatically’ changed the odds in Britain’s fight against COVID-19   Credit: Simon Dawson / No 10 Downing Street

Britain’s theme parks, museums and zoos have been set a tentative April 12 reopening date, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced the nation’s four-step plan to release England from its national lockdown.

Theme parks, museums and zoos will reopen alongside shops, hairdressers, gyms and outdoor hospitality in phase two of the reopening plan, which will take place a minimum of five weeks after the first part of the plan - the reopening of schools on March 8. These dates could change however based on a number of criteria - primarily the level of infection for COVID-19.

Step three would start on May 17, with most social contact rules lifted.

"Most restrictions outdoors will be lifted, subject to a limit of 30 people,” said the Prime Minister. “This is the point where you will be able to see your friends and family indoors subject to the meeting of two households.”

Johnson added that step three would also see the reopening of pubs and restaurants indoors, along with FECs, cinemas, theatres, sports stadiums and some other venues.

Step four will take place from June 21 and will see the end of all legal limits on social distancing, heralding the end of what has been an incredibly trying time for the attractions industry and society as a whole.

In Britain, with most attractions closed on November 5, with further tiered measures keeping most venues and consumer-facing businesses closed during December. Britain’s third national lockdown started on January 5, 2021, with only essential business allowed to remain open.

“We must remain alert to the constant mutations of the virus. We can’t rule out reimposing restrictions - at local or regional level - if evidence suggests they are necessary to contain or suppress a new variant, which escapes the vaccines,” said Johnson.

“The vaccination programme has dramatically changed the odds in our favour and it’s on that basis that we can now proceed.”


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England’s theme parks, museums and zoos to reopen in April, as Boris Johnson sets out roadmap to end national lockdown

There’s finally a light at the end of the tunnel for attractions in Britain, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson laying out a roadmap to end restrictions in place at varying degrees for most of the last year




Johnson said that the vaccination programme had ‘dramatically’ changed the odds in Britain’s fight against COVID-19   Credit: Simon Dawson / No 10 Downing Street

Britain’s theme parks, museums and zoos have been set a tentative April 12 reopening date, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced the nation’s four-step plan to release England from its national lockdown.

Theme parks, museums and zoos will reopen alongside shops, hairdressers, gyms and outdoor hospitality in phase two of the reopening plan, which will take place a minimum of five weeks after the first part of the plan - the reopening of schools on March 8. These dates could change however based on a number of criteria - primarily the level of infection for COVID-19.

Step three would start on May 17, with most social contact rules lifted.

"Most restrictions outdoors will be lifted, subject to a limit of 30 people,” said the Prime Minister. “This is the point where you will be able to see your friends and family indoors subject to the meeting of two households.”

Johnson added that step three would also see the reopening of pubs and restaurants indoors, along with FECs, cinemas, theatres, sports stadiums and some other venues.

Step four will take place from June 21 and will see the end of all legal limits on social distancing, heralding the end of what has been an incredibly trying time for the attractions industry and society as a whole.

In Britain, with most attractions closed on November 5, with further tiered measures keeping most venues and consumer-facing businesses closed during December. Britain’s third national lockdown started on January 5, 2021, with only essential business allowed to remain open.

“We must remain alert to the constant mutations of the virus. We can’t rule out reimposing restrictions - at local or regional level - if evidence suggests they are necessary to contain or suppress a new variant, which escapes the vaccines,” said Johnson.

“The vaccination programme has dramatically changed the odds in our favour and it’s on that basis that we can now proceed.”


 



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